Grand Rapids Sleigh Rides
Dashing through the snow… Giddy up, let’s go… there are a number of songs going through my head as I write this article. And no wonder! There’s something magical about horses and snow and sleighs all mingled together.
That’s great news for us, as we have plenty of snow and winter ahead of us. Here are the local places offering winter sleigh rides around West Michigan. If you know of any others, please leave a comment below.
Bundle up, and enjoy!
Southwest corner of Pearl & Monroe, in front of PNC Bank and across from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Tour downtown Grand Rapids in a horse drawn white Vis-a-Vis carriage. Carriages comfortably accommodates four adult passengers and features authentic Amish lap blankets, electric carriage lamps and convertible tops to cover the passenger area of the carriage. There is also a two-person Victorian carriage available as well as a larger 8 – 10 person wagonette. Advance reservations highly recommended.
COST: $70 per half hour – $100 per hour
Common Gentry Carriage Company
146 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(Rosa Parks Circle in front of Big B Coffee and Kilwins Chocolate)
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride of downtown Grand Rapids on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Walk-ups are welcome or you can call to make a reservation. Carriage rides downtown include an optional narrated tour of the highlights of Grand Rapids’ history.
Create unforgettable memories on a classic winter sleigh rides. As the horse steps along in the snow, you’ll listen to the sound of German sleigh bells ringing across the countryside, while you sit cuddled up with your loved one in our 1800’s horse drawn sleigh. Lap blankets provided.
Other tour options include Princess Party, Western themed events and horse drawn nostalgic town coach.
COST: $60.00 for up to 6 passengers. 1 hour tour is $90.00.
Double JJ Resort
5900 Water Road, Rothbury, MI 49452
This beautiful horse-drawn sleigh will take you on a 30 minute ride through the snowy wood and rolling acres on the resort. Reservations should be made at least 48 hours in advance.
COST: Starting at $15
Fruit Ridge Winter Sleigh Rides
11966 Fruit Ridge NW, Kent City, MI 49330
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling! Take a ride through a winter wonderland on a sleigh ride and then cozy up together around a warm campfire. Rides are approximately one hour and may be combined with a one-hour campfire, either before or after the ride. Access to our picnic area, play area, and petting zoo is included. Reservations are required. (Sleigh rides are not wheelchair accessible.)
COST: $200 per hour (up to 10 people)
Healey’s Outback Ranch
12600 Buchanan Rd., Stanwood, MI 49346
Up to 6 adults can enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride. Cozy up with family and friends for a 35 minute ride through the crisp woods and warm up with some hot cocoa and a homemade treat upon return.
Post Family Farm Sleigh Rides
5081 Bauer Rd., Hudsonville, MI 49426
Experience Michigan’s winter wonderland while on a horse-drawn sleigh!
Enjoy the sound of sleigh bells and a steaming cup of hot cocoa as you glide over the snow on the 80-acre farm. Private group sleigh rides available by advance reservation.
COST: Starting at $200 for first 20 people
Bundle up and have some fun with these sleigh rides.
Rides are 40 minutes long. By appointment, weather permitting.
All rides are by reservation only. Call to book your time.
COST: $100 a couple
Keep the Winter Fun Rollin’
For more ways to have fun in the winter with your family this year, check out our Outdoor Winter Play Guide for Michigan Families.
Stay warm, and have fun!